Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Summary and Analysis Chapter 7: “The Only Good Indian Is a Dead Indian”

Dee Brown

Summary and Analysis Chapter 7: “The Only Good Indian Is a Dead Indian”

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General Winfield Scott Hancock: Army general who ordered destruction of Indian camps.

Tall Bull: Southern Cheyenne chief and leader of the Dog Soldiers who was killed in battle with Army soldiers.

General Philip Sheridan: Army general with command of Kansas forts who ordered Custer to destroy hostile Indian tribes.

General George Custer: An Army general who fought many campaigns against Plains Indians before dying at Battle of Little Bighorn.

Summary
In the fall of 1866, the Southern Cheyenne Dog Soldiers go to Kansas to hunt buffalo. These soldiers had previously fought with Red Cloud against the Army, and they are joined...

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